For her doctoral thesis, Amalina is developing graphene fibre for biomedical and electronics applications. Her main research interests are nanotechnology and materials chemistry, with a focus on addressing graphene technology.
Amalina Amir is currently a student at the University College London majoring in biomaterials processing. She has developed a new research stream on the development of graphene fibre under the supervision of Prof Mohan Edirisinghe.
Amalina spent two years as a quality engineer at GKN Driveline, before receiving a scholarship from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to pursue her masters degree. Her research has won many prizes including the prestigious award of Diamond and Gold at the British Invention Show 2009. In addition, she also won Salon Archimedes Award from Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovation Technologies.
She joined UiTM as a lecturer of Materials Engineering after completing her MSc. in 2010. She taught undergraduate courses in engineering statics, engineering design, industrial management and manufacturing technology. She received funding from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE) and is now in her second year pursuing a full-time PhD at UCL.